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post #11 of 16 Old 02-16-2008
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Valiente, what club are you in and if you see any of those sharks go up for sale can you let me know? It would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
National YC. Check out http://www.thenyc.com/forsale/index.html

I see there are two Sharks for sale, but one looks like a totally Tefloned racer, which you probably don't want. Most of the Toronto clubs have "for sale" sections, and boatforsale.org is usually a good starting point.

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www.shark24.org has a for sale section

Gee, we're all agreeing on something again..

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depends on what you want

The Georgian 23 has standing headroom and comfortable accommodations for a boat in this size and price range but will sail like a slug in typical light Lake Ontario winds. They are heavily-built and pretty solid. The Tanzer and Shark will sail better but are much smaller overall.
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This is true. You can have light-air sailing or standing room sub 26 feet or so, but not in most cases both.

That said, the C&C 25 is a possibility. If you want to focus on the sailing side, the Viking 22 is very nice, but it's barely got sitting room. A Northern 500 and a San Juan 24 are also options, as are most of the 1/4-tonner fleet, which are race-oriented. At the opposite end are Thunderbirds...they are cheap, too, but sail-wise, are less than sprightly. You won't find cheap Bayfield 25s, but they are very nice, as are Contessa 26s, again, a heavy-weather champ.

Some boats in this range have "pop-tops" like a camper trailer, a structurally dubious way to get a few feet of standing headroom at dock or at anchor.

It depends on how reconciled you are with crouching or being able to keep moving in less than six knots of wind. Me, I would favour the sailing ability and wouldn't care much about going below for anything more than lying down or nature's call. I know that the Shark is the only boat in this range I would take out in both five knots and 25 knots with confidence, because I've seen Sharks blasting around the lake in pretty daunting conditions that sends the 27-footers back. Not a dry ride, but a safe one. Just avoid the ones with plywood decks.
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Thanks for the advice everyone. The thought of being out in all kinds of conditions and going relatively quick are appealing on the other hand I'm just under 6'5". Nevertheless I think the shark is the boat for me.
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You know, if you're six-five, there's no boat under 40 feet that's going to match your headroom requirements anyway, so go with the most fun sailing experience per dollar per foot.

Either that or get a big dinghy and put that leverage to work on a trapeze!
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